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Lawrence man killed in Tuesday emergency identified

January 2, 2014


The Lawrence man who died Tuesday after emergency personnel removed him from underneath a Ford Excursion has been identified as Ewart Herbert Wyle, according to Kim Murphree, a Lawrence police spokesperson.

Lawrence police and emergency crews responded to a call on the 3200 block of Saddlehorn Drive at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday, where they used the Jaws of Life to remove Wyle from under the vehicle.

Eve Tolefree, a Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical spokesperson, described the victim on Tuesday as a 48-year-old Lawrence man. He was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital as medical personnel performed life-saving measures. Tolefree confirmed the man's death later that afternoon.

Murphree was unable to confirm exactly what caused the emergency. Capt. Anthony Brixius, a Lawrence Police Department spokesperson, said on Tuesday it involved a Ford Excursion that had been propped on blocks and boards in a driveway on a hilly street.


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